Another '80s invasion for Ribfest
Ribfest here in St. Petersburg has a killer lineup of '80s bands for its 20th anniversary event. Styx is playing Friday, Nov. 14, and Asia featuring John Payne is playing Sunday, Nov. 16. (Click here for the official Web site.)
Before you stark snickering about "Oh, how the mighty have fallen," consider this: Ribfest attracts maybe 10,000 people to Vinoy Park each fall. So, not a bad venue after all, is it? (Once you get past the lingering smell of BBQ meats.)
Previous years' Ribfests featured Cheap Trick, which dazzled the audience with a non-stop set of hits (listen to our podcast review). REO Speedwagon and Rick Springfield are other headliners who have played the festival in the past.